News and Resources about Abortion Stigma

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ipas and IRC partner to combat barriers to abortion care in crisis settings

Although the need for contraception and safe abortion is heightened in refugee camps and other crisis settings, reproductive health services are often minimal or non-existent, putting women at risk of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe ... More »

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Five portraits: How safe abortion saves women’s lives

The stories presented here are based on real lives and real events. Each one represents thousands of women around the world whose lives Ipas works to improve. Our work is urgent: 44,000 women and girls die each year from unsafe abortions, ... More »

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is abortion stigma linked to higher incidence of unsafe abortion?

Communities with a high level of abortion-related stigma may also have a higher incidence of unsafe abortion, according to two recent studies in Kenya. One, published in the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, surveyed 759 women ... More »

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ipas uses photography to engage Nigerian refugees on their reproductive health needs

Women who are refugees and/or internally displaced persons (IDPs) have acute sexual and reproductive health needs and deserve to lead the discussion about what those needs are and how to fulfill them.  An innovative Ipas project in ... More »

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Break the silence. Stop the stigma.

Abortion stigma is global; women in every country—regardless of the legal status of abortion—are shamed for seeking or for having an abortion. This is discrimination, and it affects anyone associated with abortion: women who ... More »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My honor, my body, my health: Fulfilling young people’s sexual and reproductive rights

This booklet describes Ipas’s work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador—the booklet highlights the ... More »

Friday, January 30, 2015

The stigmatizing attitudes, beliefs and actions scale*

This is a short tool on how to use the Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions Scale (SABAS). More »

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

African musicians lend a creative voice to the fight against unsafe abortion

Musicians in two African nations are joining forces with Ipas and other reproductive rights advocates to raise awareness about the dangers of unsafe abortion. In Malawi, the Coalition for the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA) ... More »

Monday, December 1, 2014

Annual Report 2014

Ipas’s mission to reduce deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion and to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights is comprehensive. This report provides a snapshot of the breadth of Ipas efforts, ... More »

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet the expert: Measuring abortion stigma

Kristen Shellenberg, PhD, Ipas senior research advisor Dr. Shellenberg recently co-edited a special issue of Women and Health on abortion stigma. The special issue also features “Developing a Scale to Measure Stigmatizing Attitudes and ... More »

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Special journal issue highlights new research on abortion stigma

Abortion stigma is under-researched and few conceptual and methodological tools exist to measure its effects. In an effort to broaden the discussion around abortion stigma and spark further research and critical thinking, Women and Health ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saving and enhancing women’s lives

This brochure describes the impact Ipas has made on saving and enhancing women's lives over 40 years. More »

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Swedish government approves increased support for Ipas, reaffirms commitment to women's access to safe abortion

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has approved a major four-year grant to Ipas, establishing itself as Ipas’s largest core donor. “Sida has a strong commitment to advancing sexual and reproductive health and ... More »

Monday, April 21, 2014

Provider Snapshot: Evelyne Mutio

A photostory of a midwife working in Nairobi, Kenya. More »

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Because Summer 2013

In this anniversary issue, we highlight Ipas programs working in varied ways to build capacity and motivation among providers of abortion care. We also examine budding projects using mobile technology to reach women (South Africa) and to ... More »

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ipas Africa Alliance Brief: An Exploration of Health seeking behaviors regarding sexual and reproductive Health Care in Busia, Bungoma & Trans-Nzoia counties (Kenya)

In October 2012, Ipas in conjunction with Kenya’s Ministry of Health embarked on a community assessment in three counties in the nation’s western region: Busia, Bungoma and Tran-Nzoia. The aim of the assessment was to identify community ... More »

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Empowering women workers through youth-led education on reproductive health and safe abortion in Nepal

From 2011-2012, Ipas and our partners implemented a series of classes on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)—including information on safe abortion—for women who work at factories across Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. This report ... More »

Friday, December 7, 2012

Because Winter 2012

Abortion is a necessary health-care service and a human right—and does not belong in the realm of crime and punishment. Yet, in almost every country in the world, abortion remains in the criminal law. This issue of Because magazine ... More »

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reproductive choice for women living with HIV: The situation in 2012 — and what needs to be done

HIV potentially affects every aspect of women’s sexual and reproductive health. This two-page flyer looks at the serious challenges HIV-positive women face with respect to reproductive choice and outlines action needed to ensure that women ... More »

Friday, October 28, 2011

Community Voices: Strategies to address unsafe abortion

This booklet describes Ipas’s community work with vivid stories and narrative from Ipas staff and partners in the field—from Ethiopia to Mexico. More »

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